Hello everyone, new followers and old! I am sort of planning on deleting this particular blog soon. If you’re interested, I have some terrible blogging going on over at deathlehem. Cool. Thank you. God bless.
I just woke from a deep sleep to what sounds like an entire bar that my roommate brought home to stand outside my bedroom door, and I’m pretty certain I just heard someone say “I’m not going to lie, you guys, my penis is pretty numb.”
Last night I went to the bar at which my roommate works (free drinks!), and today we got curry for brunch and then walked to the mall and did some shopping. I bought two books: Writing Television Sitcoms and Getting Started as a Freelance Writer. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about ~what I want to DO with my LIFE~. There are four things that I truly love in this world: writing, television, critiquing things, and boys who are good dancers. I think I should probably pursue those first three right now, and the fourth once I’ve moved to Barcelona.
Dear drivers who refuse to move from the freeway left lane and force me to pass you on the right,
I hope that later, when you’re eating dinner, you cough or laugh and a piece of food gets stuck just above your windpipe. I hope you start panicking enough that your life starts flashing before your eyes, and you think, “Man, I am being kind of an asshole in some parts of that. If I don’t choke to death, I will totally work on it,” and then the food becomes dislodged and you breathe a sigh of relief and it’s a win/win for everyone.
So, the privileged white high school that I graduated from is experiencing some privileged white controversy. You can click the link to see the full story, but tl;dr: the school colors are black, white, and red, and each class (there are only three classes in our district’s high schools) is assigned a color for “Spirit Day”. A kid in the white-assigned junior class decided it would be hiiiilarious to wear a white hood and march around making a Nazi salute in front of the black-assigned seniors.
This should be the end of the description of events. Regardless of his youth, what he did is horrible and incredibly offensive. He should never have even considered it, and there should absolutely be negative consequences for such an insensitive and aggressive act.
Unfortunately, the story that I am hearing from many students, and my own parents, is brushing off what happened and focusing on the actions of the student who wrote about it on his blog. Described as “mixed-race” in the article, he was, as many humans with some idea of just what those symbols represent, absolutely offended. However, he’s being painted as if he is attempting to be a victim and that he is “getting offended over nothing”. Here is an example of a comment left on the above article:
wow who cares what he dressed up and did he didnt hurt any body and every ones a liitle bit racist or since were in utah homophobic and that dosent come up i think this state is so double sided and can i just say i have a picture of hitler on my ipod but that dosent mean i hate jews or gays as a matter of fact i am gay so get over your self alta
“Everyon’s a little bit racist.” I’m sorry, but that is such the uneducated insensitive suburban white kid attitude, it is absolutely not okay, and Alta High School has that stamped all over it. In 2005, my senior year of high school, our class secretary was the first black person to be in student government in the history of the high school. There were, I think, 8 black students in my class of over 700. Racism is absolutely possible and does happen in an environment where the minority is less than 15%. Feeling offended by an offensive act is NOT A BAD THING and his race has NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
This post really has little point. I just was made aware of this today and I am so upset I can’t stand it.